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117 new cases, no new deaths reported in Alaska

Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 2:58 PM AKDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2020 at 6:35 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Over 100 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Alaska on Monday, but no new deaths after two daily spikes in death counts were recorded over the weekend.

Four deaths were reported Sunday and six deaths were reported Friday, though the state said not all of the deaths were recent. Since the pandemic began, a total of 56 Alaskans with COVID-19 have died.

As of Monday, there are 4,148 active cases of COVID-19 among Alaskans and 574 active cases among nonresidents. The state reported 115 new COVID-19 cases among residents and two new cases among nonresidents.

Most of the new cases were reported in the Municipality of Anchorage, with 77 in Anchorage, three in Eagle River, three in Chugiak and one in Girdwood. The two new nonresident cases were also identified in Anchorage.

Twelve resident cases were identified in Fairbanks, three in Bethel, three in North Pole, two in Juneau, two in the Nome census area, two in Sitka, two in Wasilla and one each in the Denali Borough, Hooper Bay, Kotzebue, Meadow Lakes and Utqiagvik.

Of the 115 Alaskans who recently tested positive for COVID-19, 10 are children under the age of 10, nine are between 10 and 19, 28 are in their 20s, 23 are in their 30s, 12 are in their 40s, 18 are in their 50s, 13 are in their 60s, one is in their 70s and one is 80 or older.

At least 286 people in the state have been hospitalized with COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The state’s coronavirus dashboard shows 32 people with the virus are currently hospitalized, as well as 17 others suspected of having the virus.

Editor’s note: This story is based on initial data from the state. Check back for updates.

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